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health alert tonight involved hype er tension. what men and women need to know. good evening and it's great so start another week with you. we begin tonight with donald trump jr., and his secret correspondent, his messages for months with wick key likes before the leak. the atlantic breaking the story tonight. abc news confirming. the communications began during the campaign and continued well after his father was in the white house. tonight, don jr.'s messages, what they reveal about wikileaks and tonight, donald trump jr.'s response. we begin here with abc's mary bruce. >> reporter: tonight, the shocking
trump jr. and wikileaks. starting at the height of the campaign, donald trump's son and wikileaks were secretly corresponding. the exchanges with wikileaks went on for ten months, starting in september of 2017, just two months before the election. the president's son communicating with wikileaks, a group the intelligence community believes was used by russia to spread information about hillary clinton and influence the election. even president trump's on cia director has said this. >> it's time to call out wikileaks for what it really is. a nonstate, hostile intelligence service afternoon abetted by state actors like russia. >> reporter: wikileaks had already leaked documents from the dnc. all the while, his father proclaiming this. >> wikileaks, i love wikileaks. >> reporter: two days after that rally, according to the atlantic, wikileaks wrote, hey, donald, great to see you
your dad talks about our publications. adding, strongly suggest your dad tweets this link if he mentions us. don jr. did not respond, but 15 minutes after it was sent, donald trump himself tweeted, very little pickup by the dishonest media of incredible information provided by wikileaks. so dishonest. ricked system. and two days later, his son tweeted out that link that wikileaks had sent. sources close to don jr. believe that after wikileaks first reached out, don jr. informed campaign leaders, including steve bannon, kelly anne conway and jared kushner. for months, trump jr. and wikileaks kept talking, and though don jr. did not engage with all of their requests, he didn't rebuff them, either. wikileaks wrote to don jr. on election day. even they seemed to think hillary clinton was going to win. writing, hi, don. if your father loses, we think it is much more interesting if he does not concede and spends time challenges the media. but by the end of the night, trp
wikileaks' response? wow. >> so, let's get to mary bruce live with us from washington. and as we heard there, donald trump jr. didn't respond to all of the messages, but the atlantic is reporting tonight he did respond to some of them. what are you learning on that front, and we're hearing from don jr.'s lawyer tonight. >> reporter: david, it does appear that this was a two-way conversation. don jr. reportedly just weeks before the election asked wikileaks what they planned to leak next. and tonight, don jr.'s lawyer says they've turned over all of these correspondence to congressional investigators and, quote, no concerns about these documents. david? >> mary, thank you. we turn next to the developing new headline involving roy moore tonight. a fifth woman now stepping forward to accuse him of sexual assault when he was 16. moore tonight vowing to stay in the race. and this evening, the message she says was written by roy moore in her high school yearbook. abc's chief national correspondent tom llamas on
senate candidate roy moore refusing to drop out. even as a new woman comes forward, accusing him of sexually assaulting her when she was just 16. >> my name is beverly young nelson. >> reporter: nelson says she met moore when he was an assistant district attorney and she was a high school student. working part-time as a waitress. >> he sat at the counter in the same seat night after night. >> reporter: she says moore would flirt with her. one december, she brought her yearbook in and he asked to sign it. the inscription, she says, right here. to a sweeter, more beautiful girl i could not say merry christmas. and signed, love, roy moore, d.a. two weeks later, on a cold night, nelson says moore offered to give her a ride home after work. >> i addressed him mr. moore, because he was the district attorney. >> reporter: moore drove her ar
deserted. i was alarmed, and i immediately asked him what he was doing. and instead of answering my questions, mr. moore reached over and began groping me. him putting his hands on my breasts. i tried to open my car door to leave, but he reached over and he locked it so i could not get out. i tried fighting him off while yelling at him to stop. but instead of stopping, he began squeezing my neck, attempting to force my head onto his crotch. >> reporter: she says he tried to pull her shirt off. >> i thought that he was going to rape me. i was twisting and i was struggling and i was begging him to stop. >> reporter: finally, she says, moore gave up. >> and he then looked at me and he told me -- he
the district attorney. and if you tell anyone about this, no one will ever believe you. >> reporter: only then, she says, did he let her out of the car and raced away. nelson's allegations come in the wake of a bomb shell "washington post" report which included an interview with a woman who says moore molested her when she was only 14. >> to think that grown women would wait 40 years to come before, right before an election, to bring charges, is absolutely unbelievable. >> reporter: but "the post" also spoke to tlooer women who say moore either dated or asked them out when they were teenagers. something moore doesn't explicitly deny. >> do you remember dating girls that young at that time? >> not generally, no. if i did, you know, i
don't remember anything like. that. >> reporter: the pressure of senate republicans overwhelming. hours before nelson told her story, mitch mcconnell calling on moore to drop out. >> i believe the women, yes. i think he should step aside. >> reporter: tonight, another senator echoing that call. senator graham, what would you tell him? >> for the good of yourself, your family and your state, step aside. >> all right, so, let's get to tom llamas, live on capitol hill tonight. and how is roy moore responding to these new accusations today? >> reporter: david, the campaign has just sent me a statement. they wrote, judge moore is an innocent man and has never had any sexual misconduct with anyone. but roy moore himself took to twitter today to attack those senators calling for his to drop out. moore tweeting tonight, "the person who should step aside is senator mitch mcconnell. he has failed conservatives. #draintheswamp." david? >> tom, thank you. we do move on here, and a major development in the death of a penn state fraternity
against 17 fraternity brothers after deleted security video was recovered. the fbi recovering that video, and they say it shows tim piazza was given 18 drippings in less than 90 minutes. here's abc's gio benitez. >> reporter: tonight, new charges in the alleged hazing death of 19-year-old tim piazza. 12 more brothers are facing charges. >> we have new evidence. >> reporter: that evidence? a frat house surveillance video that prosecutors say shows fraternity brothers giving tim piazza at least 18 drinks in just an hour and 22 minutes in the basement. >> they claimed, we don't know what else happened other than what was seen in the upstairs video, and we don't know what happened in the basement. guess what, guys? now we know. >> reporter: prosecutors say they were led to believe that video camera wasn't working. instead, they now claim one student intentionally deleted it. the fbi recovering the msi
video. that student is now facing a tampering with evidence charge. >> missing from the evidence in this case was what really happened downstairs in that dark basement that night. this video is the missing link. >> reporter: the court had already seen other videos showing piazza stumble through the house, at one point, falling down a flight of stairs. it would be 12 hours before the brothers call for help. today's charges range from furnishing alcohol to minors to involuntary manslaughter. the parents of tim piazza want families around the country to hear their story. >> talk to your children. tell them not to get involved in this nonsense. >> so, let's get to gio tonight. and gio, we're now talking about more than two dozen students allegedly involved here? >> reporter: that's right, david. we now have 26 former frat brothers facing charges. defense attorneys insist those students are innocent. david? >> gio ben itez again tonight. tonight, a you
earthquake around the border of iran and iraq. more than 400 people killed. and here's abc's senior foreign correspondent ian pannell tonight. >> reporter: tonight, the deadly earthquake. the skwak struck near the iran/iraq border, sparking terror and panic. people desperately fleeing a shopping mall. a local tv station was live when the terrified guest says, there's an earthquake here, i have to go outside. and watch this. as the quake hits a dam, giant boulders rain down. more than 400 killed and over 7,000 injured. the deadliest quake in the world this year. people now desperate for aid. tens of thousands homeless, without power or water. we got through to an aid worker in iran. he told me, people are scared and cold, but so afraid of more quakes, they're sleeping outdoors. and that aid worker telling me that temperatures tonight below freezing. people
blankets. some aid is getting through, but it's nowhere enough. david? >> ian, thank you. next here, president trump nearing the end of his visit to asia, and score shadowing much of his trip over the weekend, what the president said about vladimir putin. here's abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl, traveling with the president. >> reporter: president trump said he's made real progress on trade and north korea. but the final weekend of his trip to asia was overshadowed by a familiar topic. russia. it came after his brief conversations with vladimir putin in vietnam. on air force one, trump told reporters, they briefly discussed russia's election meddling. "every time he sees me, he says, i didn't do that," the president said. "i really believe that when he tells me that, he means it. i think he's very insulted by it, if you want to know the truth." the president referred to the officials that led the top three intelligence agencies when he became president as, quote, political hacks. hours later, the president was
u.s. intelligence community, who says putin ordered the meddling, or putin, who denies it. >> i think he believes that russia did not medel in the election. if i believe it or not, i'm with our agenjegencieagencies. >> reporter: john brennan, one of the three who the president called a political hack, fired back. >> considering the source of the criticism, i consider that a badge of honor. it demonstrates to mr. putin that donald trump can be played by foreign leaders who are going to appeal to his ego and to try to play up on his insecurities. >> reporter: former director of national intelligence, james clapper, agrees. >> he seems very susceptible to rolling out the red carpet. >> reporter: here in the philippines, the president struck up an incredibly warm relationship with the controversial filipino president.
the white house says that the president did raise human rights concerns in their conversations, but the office says the issue of human rights did not come out. >> all right, jon, thank you. back here at home tonight, the panic at the airport terminal in orlando. a lithium battery exploding inside a bag, before the passenger even boarded the plane. here's abc's david kerley tonight. >> reporter: it was panic. passengers fleeing an airport security line. a knapsack smoking. some saying bomb. in rushes a tsa officer, who thinks it might be an ied. >> if there was an ied, i was already gone, so, i might as well just try to save as many as i can. i'm not a hero. >> reporter: turns out, it was a lithium ion battery in a laptop. lithium batteries are numerous. the faa showing how cargo containers can explode. in the three years since that test, there have been nearly 70 incidents on aircraft.
the international aviation authority ban lithium batteries from the cargo hold. why? access to those burning batteries to put out the flames. in the cabin, crews can take action. as we saw in orlando, batteries can ignite without warning. if the faa gets its way, you will not be able to put these electronic devices in your checked bag. but you will be able to carry them with their batteries into the cabin. david? >> david kerley tonight, david, thank you. we turn next this evening to the major new health alert about high blood pressure. the american heart association late today changing the guidelines when it comes to hyper tension. meaning nearly half of american adults could now be living with what's called the silent killer. of course, it affects both men and women. so, let's get right to dr. jen ashton. jen, good to have you. and you got the numbers, what they used to be and what they are tonight. >> reporter: let's get to the numbers. under the old criteria, someone had high blood pressure if they had a raegd of
right now, it's an average over 130 over 80. the point behind this change is the thinking that it's better to treat the cause, in this case, high blood pressure, than an effect, like a heart attack or stroke. >> to bring the number down in advance. but a lot of people watching at home are going to say, does this mean i'm going to be on medication. >> reporter: not necessarily. and it is estimated that number will only go up by 2%. so, the key here is life style modification. things like exercise and weight loss, losing just 5% of your body weight. lowering sodium intake an increasing potassiupotassium. and limiting alcohol consumption. no more than two drinks a day for men and one drink a day for women. this can bring down that number by an average of 4 to 11 points and every point matters. >> all right, dr. ashton, thank you. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this monday. we're tracking two weather systems. one of them could really effect holiday travel across the country. rain and snow already coming with the first system. the second one, right behind it. ginger is standing by. also, the house explosion,
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che chemotherapy. a nurse in suburban atlanta saw his go fund me page and had an idea. >> i reached out to the family and i said, i would like to take care of josh and family through this process. >> reporter: elaine levy was by his side in the hospital through every grueling treatment. after he finished this latest round, she called his old high school, with another one of her ideas. the entire norcross high school marching band came to celebrate at josh's home, marching through the neighbor and right up to his house. their message for josh -- you are loved. they came with the victory chant. >> we believe that josh will win! we believe that josh will win! >> reporter: we believe. and tonight, josh will already winning. steve osunsami, abc news, atlanta. >> we believe that josh will win. thank you for watching here on a monday night. i'm david muir. i hope to see you right back here tomorrow. good night.
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